Monday, April 8, 2013

The Guardian

   Before we bought the sheep to get our little sheep farm started, we bought possibly our most important purchase, a guard dog. Her name is Delilah and she is beautiful with the spirit of an old soul. She's a six month old Pyrenean Mastiff. She's 75 pounds and growing, a solid mass who can inexplicibly wiggle under the smallest fence spaces.
   She walks our fence line and instintively knows that all inside it are hers to protect. She lets us know, by the timbre of her bark, if anything unusual comes in, including the arrival of baby lambs. If one of the lambs gets seperated from her mother, we hear about it. We have no doubt that if a predator came after one of the sheep Delilah would defend it to the end. That's who she is.
   When I think about Delilah I think about my guardian, The Guardian of my soul, Jesus Christ. He has already given His life for me. And I have no doubt that He will be with me, guarding my path and pretecting me from harm, until I see Him in my heavenly home. That's who He is.
"Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for He guards the lives of His faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked", Psalm 97:10.
"He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to Him", Proverbs 2:8.


  1. Your animals are adorable...especially Delilah (love the name).
    It sure seems like you and hubby really know what you are doing with your new farm! It seems to be helping you to deal with the depression as well (Yay)!
    ~God is so good~ Blessings~ Lisa

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  3. How alert and always watchful Delilah seems when she looks at the sheeps! It's awesome to have that picture in my mind how the Good Shepherd seeks for the lost and then give them His promise of eternal life. God bless.

  4. A beautiful thought of protection with perfect verses!

  5. I Peggy,
    What a wonderful post. It is comforting to know that the Lord protects His sheep. May God bless you.